The Hill -- Jordan Ordan Fabian and Rafeel Bernal
The Department of Homeland Security guidelines do not change U.S. immigration law, which the president already has broad discretion to enforce.
Proponents of scaling back immigration celebrated the guidelines but cast them as an “interim solution” until Congress passes new laws.
“The number one thing is they’ve erased orders and policies and internal practice that’s built up over the past four administrations,” said Roy Beck, founder of NumbersUSA, a group that advocates for less legal and illegal immigration.
Beck said illegal immigration would persist until its underlying cause, the availability of jobs for people who immigrate without permission, is eliminated.
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Updated: Wed, Sep 13th 2017 @ 2:05pm EDT